The Ornithology Collection continues to grow thanks to the tireless efforts of the division's curators, students and collaborators. The Ornithology group has carried out more than 55 expeditions to 24 countries, with one of the most active global bird sampling programs of any institution worldwide. The result is a systematic collection of birds that includes modern, data-rich, and highly research-useful specimens: the third largest avian osteological collection in the world, and the second most diverse avian tissue collection in the world.

Below are maps of expeditions carried out from 1992 until present. Red balloons indicate our most recent trips (2013-2014) and yellow balloons are for expeditions from 2010-12. Click on each balloon for more details on each trip.

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